The Fruska Gora National Park
sits on the lone mountain that rises up from the Vojvodina plains
in the north of Serbia. Fruska Gora is proclaimed a National Park
The mountain, with a top height of 539 meters
at Crveni Cot, stretches east to west, touching the Danube River
at the historic city of Sremski Karlovci, where its administrative
offices are located. The distinctive character of this 22,000
hectare park comes from its grouping of linden trees, the greatest
concentration in Europe, as well as from the over 700 species
of medicinal herbs that grow here in its forests.
The higher sections of Fruska Gora consist of
thick forests, whereas the lower valleys of the mountain contain
orchards and centuries-old vineyards. Fruska Gora hides 16 orthodox
monasteries famous for their specific architecture, treasuries,
libraries and frescoes and numerous archeological sites from prehistoric
and historic times as well.
Wine tasting at the many vineyards located here
is also a popular activity. The park has many picnic areas and
offers many opportunities for hiking, biking, hunting and fishing.
Fruska Gora is easily accessible from Belgrade
(1 hour) and Novi Sad (30 minutes) and has many facilities for
tourists. The baroque city of Sremski Karlovci, on the edge of
the park, was the 18th century spiritual, political and educational
center of the Serbs and has many museums and historical buildings.